Uwharrie National Forest to Host “Kids Fishing Day” Jun. 8

The USDA Forest Service is sponsoring a Kids Fishing Day for local youth on Badin Lake. The event is set for Sat., Jun. 8, and is part of National Fishing and Boating Week, Jun. 1-9.

An unidentified child gets ready for Kids Fishing Day in one of North Carolina's National Forests. (USDA Forest Service photo)

An unidentified child gets ready for Kids Fishing Day in one of North Carolina’s National Forests. (USDA Forest Service photo)

The Kids Fishing Day is open to children age 13 and under, and planners ask that at least one adult accompany children. Activities are planned from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the King’s Mountain Point camping area, accessed from N.C. Hwy. 109 north of Uwharrie.

A spokesperson for the Forest Service said, “The event allows families and friends to share fun and quality outdoor time together while learning about one of our nation’s favorite pastimes – fishing.”

The event is co-sponsored by the N.C. Wildlife Commission, and the Westside Anglers fishing club will offer assistance to those who have little experience in casting or catching. The Uwharrie National Forest will provide free fishing poles for kids, while supplies last, and the Wildlife Commission will supply a tackle box for each child. A hot dog lunch will be served following the morning’s fishing.

Kids Fishing Day is observed in all four of North Carolina’s National Forests. More information is available from the Uwharrie Ranger’s Office at 910-576-6391, or online by clicking here.

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